A fee for ethical review applies only to sponsored research studies (i.e., those funded by industry or for-profit sponsors).

Sponsored Research Fees

Effective April 1st, 2019, all new applications for ethical review will be charged an increased initial ethical review fee of $3,500.00 and subsequent annual renewals will be charged a fee of $750.00. All privately sponsored studies submitted prior to April 1st, 2019 will continue to be charged $3,000 for initial approval and $500.00 for annual renewals. These fees reflect the increasing complexity of REB applications which require additional REB time and resources for conducting initial and continuing reviews of studies, including continuous monitoring and oversight of active studies throughout the year. The Principal Investigator must ensure the sponsor is aware of these fees.

The Certificate of Approval will not be released until the review fee has been received. If you have outstanding fees, no new CREB reviews will be undertaken until your account is brought into good standing.

For a current statement of your fee account or other specific queries relating to CREB fee payment, please contact Svitlana Franchuk | 604-875-4111 x68917.

Requirements for Fee Refund

The fee will be refunded 100% if the associated research study is withdrawn prior to review.